Grants Program Eligibility Requirements

2018 PSEG Grant Cycle

  • Be a New Jersey municipal government. Funding may be passed through to a non-profit, partner organization, or contractor, but the municipality must be the applicant and will be responsible for the reporting requirements. Checks will be made payable to the municipality and sent to its fiscal agent.
  • Be registered or certified with Sustainable Jersey AND have an active green team. Municipalities do not have to be certified in the Sustainable Jersey program to be eligible to receive a small grant.  However, fifty percent grant funding available for this grant cycle will be reserved for certified communities.
  • Use the grant funding to implement an action that is eligible for points in the Sustainable Jersey program. (See the list of Sustainable Jersey actions here)
  • Eligible municipalities may submit only one (1) proposal for a $20,000 or $10,000 grant and one (1) proposal for a $2,000 capacity building grant. Each municipality is eligible to receive only one grant in this award cycle. The proposal for the larger amount will be considered first.

Previous Grant Recipients

  • Previous Sustainable Jersey grant recipients of $10,000 or more must have completed the grant project, submitted the final report, and received confirmation from Sustainable Jersey that it has been approved in order to be eligible to apply for a $20,000 or $10,000 grant in this cycle.
  • Previous Sustainable Jersey grant recipients of $2,000 or less are eligible to apply for a $2,000 grant in this cycle provided that the grant has been closed. This means that all the work associated with the grant has been completed and the final report was submitted and approved.

This information is also depicted in the chart below:

Year Grant Awarded Previous Grant Amount Grant Status Eligible to Apply for $20,000 or $10,000 Grant Eligible to Apply for $2,000 Grant
2017 $10,000 or larger

Open

Closed +

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

2017 $2,000 or less

Open

Closed +

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

2016 & Earlier $10,000 or larger

Open

Closed +

No

Yes

 

No

Yes

2016 & Earlier   $10,000 or larger  

Open

Closed +

 

No

Yes

 

No

Yes

+ A grant is closed when the final report has been submitted and approved by Sustainable Jersey

For information about closing out a grant and reporting deadlines, visit the Reporting Requirements page.

Important Note about Energy-Related Projects

Due to funding available through the New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) for energy audits and energy efficiency projects (i.e. lightning, furnaces, etc.), these activities are not eligible for funding from this cycle of the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program.  For more information please view Section K of the Application Information Packet.